After cool weather at the end of last week, warmer and more muggy air has returned to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Today has been the worst with a current temperature of 82.8°, and a dew point of 67.4° at 2PM in Island Pond.
Temperatures over the past 7 days in Island Pond, VT.
Dew points in Island Pond VT over the last 7 days
As a result of the warm muggy air over us, we are expecting showers and thunder storms this afternoon. Tomorrow a cold front is expected to move through returning us to much dries air.
Now that Memorial Day has past, it’s time to start getting the rest of the garden planted. I hope to get to a garden center over the next couple of days and picking up a few tomatoes and maybe even a few other vegetable sets to help get a few earlier harvests then I’ll get by just planting seeds. I’ll post some photos of my progress as I go.
The past several days haven’t been exceptionally hot, but dew points in the low to mid 60s have made it kind of muggy in the NEK. We’ve also seen some spotty heavy rain and thunderstorms in some areas. On Monday morning I was woken by a passing thunderstorm at 5:30 AM. The storm dropped .79 inches of rain here in Island Pond. I spoke to a friend that lives near Coles Pond in Walden and he said that they only had a few sprinkles. So, the storms are certainly hit or miss. I was expecting to see more rain last night as the cold front passed, but things were faily calm with a few spotty showers in the region. Here in Island Pond we only got .01″ of precipitation. Today has been partly sunny with temps in the upper 60s. The dew points have also been falling since the cold front passed through.
The uupcoming forcast is calling for unsettled weather through tomorrow with a chance of showers. The weekend I
is looking fantastic with sunny skies and temps in the mid to upper 70s throughout the Northeast Kingdom.
Here’s a recent image from our webcam. If you look at the grass in the foreground you will notice several yellow leaves. I’m not sure what is going on, but several of our birch trees have been dropping leaves over the past several days.
The heat and humidity from the past several days will be nothing but a memory as a cold front moves through later today. There could be some strong storms out ahead of the front. The timing of the storms in the NEK appears to be early to mid afternoon. Should you be outside when one of these comes through, seek shelter immediately. After the front clears the area, we will return to more comfortable summer weather right into the weekend.